Tallaght Hospital has announced today that it is formally changing the name of the hospital to Tallaght University Hospital. The change of title marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the Hospital. The Board and Management believe the new name is more reflective of the Hospital’s position as one of the country’s leading academic teaching hospitals.
As one of the two main teaching hospitals for Trinity College Dublin, Tallaght Hospital specialises in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as medicine, emergency medicine and surgery, health and social care professionals and nursing.
Speaking about the name change CEO David Slevin, said: “The evolution from Tallaght Hospital to Tallaght University Hospital is a subtle but important change for us and formalises our status as one of the country’s major academic teaching hospitals that continues to be at the forefront of innovative research. For example, today we announced that we will take the lead, alongside Trinity College Dublin, on the first national research study for patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasm vasculitis which effects approximately 1,000 people in Ireland. This is just one example from an array of collaborative research activities that are ongoing between the Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. While we have been one of the two main teaching hospitals for Trinity since our inception, this change in title is also in line with the trend for voluntary and statutory hospitals ensuring that their affiliations with academic teaching partners are appropriately embedded in their identity.”
The roll out of the new name will be carried out on a phased basis over the coming months.
Last updated on: 12 / 03 / 2018